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Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Free

Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art emphasizes a multiplicity of Indigenous voices and experiences through more than 75 artworks dating from the early 19th century to the present. This student-curated exhibition—the first exhibition of Indigenous art to bring together objects from the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library—showcases basketry, beadwork, textiles, pottery, drawings, photography, and wood carving by prominent artists such as Maria Martinez, Marie Watt, and Will Wilson, among others. Guided by the four themes in its title, the exhibition investigates the connections that Indigenous peoples have to their lands; the power of objects as expressions of sovereignty; the passing on of artistic practices and traditions; and the relationships that artists and nations have to animals, plants, and cosmological beings. The objects on view contribute to the larger narrative of American art and act as touchstones for further partnerships with Indigenous nations.

Exhibition made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Jane and Gerald Katcher Fund for Education, and the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund for Education. Organized by Katherine McCleary, B.A. 2018, and Leah Shrestinian, B.A. 2018, with Joseph Zordan, B.A. 2019. Assistance provided by Kaitlin McCormick, the former Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Art and Curation, Department of American Paintings and Sculpture.

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Start:
November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am
End:
February 28 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Yale University Art Gallery
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2034320601
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artgalleryinfo@yale.edu
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Curators
Katherine McCleary, Leah Shrestinian, Joseph Zordan, Kaitlin McCormick
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Venue

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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2034320601
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